Principles of End of Life Care Level 2 - Certificate


Whilst it is an ideal qualification for those who are already employed within the healthcare or adult social care sector, it may also be suitable for anyone who is caring for a loved one during their final stages of life.

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Accredited by CACHE.

Recommended Total Qualification Time: 160 Hours.

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Mandatory Units

Understand how to work in end of life care 

Care planning in end of life care 

Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort 

End of life care and dementia 

Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death 

Understand loss and grief in end of life care 

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: 

• how to work in end of life care

• the support needed to manage pain and discomfort

• how dementia impacts on end of life care

• the role of the care worker in time of death

• the loss and grief process.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or social care related area.

How is it assessed?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care, learners are required to successfully complete all 6 mandatory units. 

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care is internally assessed.


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